In Gabriela Garcia’s ‘Of Women and Salt,’ five generations of mothers and daughters fight to stay afloat

Her debut stretches from 1866 Cuba to the present-day United States, chronicling traumas both experienced and inherited. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2021-03-30 08:29:10 UTC ]
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Why do so few men read books by women? | MA Sieghart

No matter if it is Austen or Atwood, the Brontës or Booker winners, data shows men are reluctant to read women – and this has real world implicationsThe byline at the top of this piece reads MA Sieghart, not Mary Ann. Why? Because I really want men to read it too. Female authors through the... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2021-07-09 07:00:41 UTC ]
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Rodrigo Garcia's memoir wrestles with the death of his father, novelist Gabriel García Márquez

In 'A Farewell to Gabo and Mercedes,' filmmaker Rodrigo Garcia writes about losing both parents — and the one event his renowned father couldn't record: his own death. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2021-07-07 16:19:08 UTC ]
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In Hanna Halperin’s ‘Something Wild,’ sisters try to protect their mother from domestic violence

“Something Wild” eschews literary pyrotechnics and relies instead on the power of truth. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-07-06 15:29:15 UTC ]
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How medicine sought to control women’s bodies while ignoring their symptoms

A comprehensive history shows that the same faulty assumptions persisted for centuries. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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An intense bond between two women fuels the suspense in ‘Palace of the Drowned’

Christine Mangan, author of ‘Tangerine,’ sets her atmospheric mystery novel in a rain-soaked 1966 Venice. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-06-27 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Sales of Adult Fiction Books Stay on Fire

Unit sales of adult books rose 25.8% last week over May 30, 2020, and for the first five months of 2021, adult book sales jumped 32.4% over the comparable period a year ago at outlets that report to BookScan. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-06-03 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Melissa Cummings-Quarry and Natalie A Carter: Turning the focus on the next generation

Though Black Girls Book Club (BGBC) founders Melissa Cummings-Quarry and Natalie A Carter inked the deal for their upcoming first book last year, it was not quite a recent development. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-05-28 23:44:22 UTC ]
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'Three Women' author Lisa Taddeo's debut novel is fearless. So what is she afraid of?

Lisa Taddeo, whose book "Three Women" broke the mold of immersive journalism, talks about her first novel, "Animal," and the struggle to write and live. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2021-05-27 13:00:06 UTC ]
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Jennifer Weiner understands women. Her new novel, ‘That Summer,’ shows us why.

Weiner’s 15th novel is a #MeToo story that’s also a broader tale about how women find their way. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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U.S. Book Show: Publishers Fight Pandemic Blues with the Backlist

Backlist titles have been a key driver of sales for trade book publishers over the last 12 months. At a U.S. Book Show panel, representatives from four major houses discussed strategies on how to continue to build a publisher’s backlist revenue. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-05-25 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Panel Mania: ‘Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts’

Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts by Rebecca Hall and Hugo Martinez is a riveting combination of graphic memoir and inspirational scholarship. An attorney frustrated by repeated encounters with sexism and racism in the criminal justice system, Hall returned to pursue a PhD in... Continue reading at The Millions

[ The Millions | 2021-05-21 10:00:17 UTC ]
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How Charles Yu fights anti-Asian hate and Hollywood stereotypes in his award-winning novel

Charles Yu, the National Book Award-winning author of 'Interior Chinatown,' joins the L.A. Times Book Club in a chat with film critic Justin Chang. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2021-05-19 14:00:51 UTC ]
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Panel Mania: WAKE: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts by Rebecca Hall and Hugo Martinez

'WAKE: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts' by Rebecca Hall and Hugo Martinez is a riveting combination of memoir and inspirational scholarship. In this eight-page excerpt Hall's efforts to research a slave revolt in 1712 mark the first steps of a quest that will take her to 18th... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-05-19 04:00:00 UTC ]
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“Silence Became My Mother Tongue”: A Conversation with Sulaiman Addonia, by Anderson Tepper

Interviews Photo of Sulaiman Addonia by Alexander Meeus. For me, one of the most astounding books of this past year—which may have slipped your attention due to the pandemic—was Silence Is My Mother Tongue, the second novel by Ethiopian Eritrean... Continue reading at World Literature Today

[ World Literature Today | 2021-05-18 13:43:22 UTC ]
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How women conquered the world of fiction

From Sally Rooney to Raven Leilani, female novelists have captured the literary zeitgeist, with more buzz, prizes and bestsellers than men. But is this cultural shift something to celebrate or rectify?In March, Vintage, one of the UK’s largest literary fiction divisions, announced the five debut... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2021-05-16 06:00:48 UTC ]
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Librarians fighting 'exorbitant' e-book pricing hope for CMA action

Librarians fighting the “exorbitant” pricing and licensing of academic e-books claim others are afraid of speaking out about the subject and are hoping the Competitions & Marketing Authority (CMA) will take action. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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The Miami Herald, The Appeal, and media unions’ ongoing fight

On Saturday, the newspaper publisher McClatchy tweeted a happy early Mother’s Day to all the moms in the company. “We are proud to support you with our new paid parental leave,” the tweet read. “While still in the process of reaching agreements with some of our guilds, we look forward to the... Continue reading at Columbia Journalism Review

[ Columbia Journalism Review | 2021-05-11 12:32:25 UTC ]
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Hachette makes Times' Top 50 Employers for Women for second year

Hachette UK has been selected as one of the Times Top 50 Employers for Women for the second year running. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-04-28 21:32:56 UTC ]
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DisneyMustPay: authors form task force to fight for missing payments

Coalition of author groups call for Disney to pay outstanding royalties owed to writers of novels and comics including Star Wars, Alien and Buffy the Vampire Slayer series it now ownsA task force made up of science fiction and fantasy, romance, crime and horror authors has been formed in an... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2021-04-28 17:07:11 UTC ]
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Titles on Bible Women Draw the Spotlight

FOX News Books hit a marketing bonanza in 'Women of the Bible Speak' as more books offer new perspectives on women in Scripture — whether lionized or demonized, famous or forgotten. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-04-28 04:00:00 UTC ]
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